Dr. Jacob Omolo


Title/Qualifications: Ph.D
Department/Unit/Section: Applied Economics
Contact Address: P.O Box 73504,00200, City Square, Nairobi- Kenya
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Cell phone:+254 722 602 501
Position: Senior Lecturer

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Membership in Professional Societies 

  1. Productivity Centre of Kenya
  2. International Joint Technical Scientific Committee

Education

PhD (Economics), Specialization (Labour Economics), Kenyatta University, 2010

MA (Economic Policy Management), Makerere University (Uganda), 2003

MA (Economics), Kenyatta University, 1999

BA (Economics), Kenyatta University, 1994

Research focus

Areas of research focus include wage policies and wage determination; ripple effects of minimum wages; productivity management; youth employment challenge; labour and employment inequalities in the context of regional integration; and poverty-targeted employment creation strategies. 

Recent Projects and consultancies 

  • 2017 Concept Note on Implementation of Kenya National Internship Programme
  • 2017 In-depth Policy Analysis Paper on Management of Labour Disputes in Kenya
  • 2017 Development of Wages and Remuneration Policy for Kenya
  • 2017 Labour and Employment Sector Analysis, and Technical Backstopping to the Somaliland National Development Plan (2017-2021) Process
  • 2016 Strengthening the Capacity of Governments in Africa (Development of Youth Policy Toolbox)
  • 2016 Analysis of the Future of Work in Kenya
  • 2016 Somalia Decent Work Country Programme (2017-2019)
  • 2016 Country Programme Review [Kenya Decent Work Country Programme, 2013-2016]
  • 2016 Country Analysis (Employment Challenges and Labour Administration in Somalia), and Technical Backstopping to the Somalia National Development Plan (2017-2019) Process

Conference Presentations 

  1. “Trade Unions in Transformation-Acquiring and Utilizing Power Resources: The Case of Kenya National Private Security Workers’ Union”, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, 23rd to 25th October 2017
  2. “Trade Unions in Transformation-Acquiring and Applying Power Resources: The Case of Kenya National Private Security Workers’ Union”, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Berlin, 26th to 27th April 2017
  3. “Strengthening the capacity of Governments in Africa to respond to the needs of youth in formulating inclusive and sustainable development policies”, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Government of Republic of Mozambique, Hotel Cardoso, Maputo, 28th – 29th March 2017
  4. “Forward for a New Africa: Mobilize, Organize, Innovate”, UNI Africa, King Fahd Hotel, Dakar, 20th to 25th March 2017. 
  5. “Training, Cash or Microfranchising: What Works in Improving Youth Employment Outcomes” Policy Forum, Innovations for Poverty Action and Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat, Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, 2nd February 2016
  6. “Better Evidence, Better Policies, Better Lives” Policy Forum, African Health Population Research Centre, Nairobi, 10th July 2015
  7. “Energy Technologies for Food Utilization: Challenges and Practical Tools Available”, 15th – 16th May 2015, Westhouse Hotel, Nairobi
  8. “Re-thinking Industrial Relations for Enhanced Organizational Performance in Kenya”, a paper presented at the 2014 International Annual Conference on Sustainable Research and Innovation held on 7th to 9th May 2014, at African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.
  9. “Urbanizing Nairobi: How to move beyond exclusion-Reflections on proposed Slums Upgrading and Prevention Policy”, 8th March 2014, Tangaza University College, Nairobi
  10. “Economic geography and productive employment in Sub-Saharan Africa”, a paper presented at the East, Central and Southern Africa Employers’ Organizations Conference held on 25th to 26th February 2014 at Sarova Whitesands Hotel, Mombasa-Kenya
  11. 11th International Dialogue on Population and Sustainable Development: Youth and Employment-Realizing the demographic dividend, Berlin (Germany), 22nd to 23rd August 2013

Recent publications 

Supervision of postgraduate students

Completed PhD Supervision

  • 2017 Mdoe Idi Jackson K96/CTY/22443/2012

Commercial Banks’ Competition and Profitability in Kenya

  • 2017 Simon Githuku Nyokabi K96/CTY/20058/2010

Economic Convergence, Political Integration and Prospects of a Monetary Union in East African Community

  • 2016 Asen Omonike Selewa K96F/22286/2011

Health Expenditure, Equity Gap in Maternal Healthcare Utilization and Health Outcomes in Nigeria

Completed Masters Supervision

  • 2016 Mary Muthithi Munyoki K102/CTY/PT/22682/2012

  Effect of Monetary Policy on Employment in Kenya

  • 2015 Elsona Agolli K101F/26184/2013

Effect of Women Economic Empowerment on Gender Based Violence in Somalia

  • 2015 Jane Wangui Gitahi None K102/22501/2011

Effect of Central Bank Independence on Inflation in Kenya

  • 2015 Martin Kariuki Kangiri K102/25464/2011

The Effects of Mobile Banking on Monetary Policy Outcomes in Kenya

  • 2015 Mark Murithi Kimathi K102/CTY/PT/21512/2010

Effects of Union Wages on Management Staff Wages in the Banking Industry in Kenya

  • 2015 Peter Dayan K 102/24465/2013

Effect of Inflation on Minimum Wages in Kenya

  • 2015 Monica W. Nthiga K101/CTY/PT/26356/2013

Effects of Public Participation on Sustainability of Community Based Programmes

  • 2015 Mathew Kitungu Musyoka K102/20216/2010

Effects of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Growth in Kenya

  • 2013 Alfred Hakuzwimana K102/EA/20093/2010

Effects of Exchange Rate on Trade Balance in Rwanda

  • 2012 Steve Anyona Makambi K102/14175/2009

Nature and Dynamics of Adjustment of Commercial Banks’ Retail Rates to Monetary Policy Changes in Kenya

 

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